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Scribblenauts.24091912
8.5 out of 10

Scribblenauts

Bring any noun to life by writing or typing it in the notepad! Read more

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

PignutYam11, Walmart
30 October 2011
  • Summary: In Scribblenauts (DS), the game is a lot of fun, but the controls and stuff don't do as well as Super Scribblenauts. Their are 10 main courses with 22 levels included with them. You can use anything you can think of that can help you get past the level. Sometiems what I type in doesn't get accepted, and I get stuck. The more items you use per level, the lower your score for the level will be.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Control 4
4.0
Funfactor 6
6.0

Great concept, poor execution

Anonymous, Bestbuy
31 May 2010
  • Summary: The game does not control right. No, the controls are not buggy, they are just not right. In most games, you control a character, not in this one.
  • Pros: Inovative, simple game
  • Cons: Poor controls, vague levels
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Overall 6
6.0

Neat idea in theory, but in practice it's not that great

Malor, Amazon
12 November 2009
  • Summary: This game a great idea in theory, but the control is so painful that most of the fun is sucked right out. Instead of being sensible and using either the buttons or the D-pad to move your character around, they both move the view, and you have to click on the screen to move your character. This means you will, very frequently, miss something you're trying to click on.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great idea, poor execution

M. Boyle, Amazon
20 October 2009
  • Summary: I have to agree with most of the other 3-star reviews. The concept of the game is amazing, but all the hype surrounding this game has failed to mention the lack of object interaction, failure of expected physics, and poor controls. If you are considering purchasing this game, you should just rent it. Some reviews have mentioned the lack of object interaction. If you have a broken-down vehicle, you can put a mechanic nearby it and he will just stand there.
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Overall 6
6.0

Let down by poor controls and dictionary

Mr. B. A. NEALE "I like some stuff", Amazon
22 September 2009
  • Summary: So, i would say overall i enjoyed the game, it was original and at times thought provoking and fun. It was, however, let down by a few things that really should have been sorted out before release. For me, the controls were just terrible; You could be touching the screen, nowhere near your character, trying to do something with an item you'd created.
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Overall 6
6.0

Overly ambitious project falls somewhat short

Jenny W "Busy mom of 2", Amazon
16 September 2009
  • Summary: Here I am to spoil the party with the very first "meh" review! I was really excited for Scribblenauts; in fact my husband and I even purchased a DS explicitly to play this game. In point of fact I don't dislike this game, it simply doesn't really deliver as promised. And really, how COULD a game deliver when it purports to allow you to write ANYTHING and have those items interact? It's really an insurmountable task.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great first game, lacking a bit in design.

Lukebad, amazon.co.uk
28 January 2013
  • Summary: Would've wished for a better level design. The levels are too short, and often it takes more time to load said level than to solve it. And everytime you fail or restart, the game insists in slowing down and pointing every important thing in the level, and announcing the title and objective of the level. It's annoying, but this game bred a lovable and great series. It gets better on the next ones...
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Overall 6
6.0

Its Okay

Hayley =], amazon.co.uk
5 December 2010
  • Summary: Scribblenauts is ok. Ok, but pretty boring. The novelty wears off quickly and soon you become frustrated at the incredibly poor controls and how difficult some of the levels are. You might as well just have the puzzle levels because the action levels are damn right impossible and sooooo boring. Puzzle levels - ok, i suppose. If your a teen like me, and are spending your hard earned allowance on games DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!!!!!!!! It is so NOT worth the cash.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bit complicated for a child

Roonie "Roonies bits", amazon.co.uk
8 October 2010
  • Summary: As I am over a certain age I thought this game would be easy. Its hard to get the levels completed as some of the words to choose are Americanised and does not recognise English. Ok for a wet weekend.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 6
6.0

Good Game but not for long

Liddi, Ciao
4 April 2010
  • Excerpt: "I got this game after reading several reviews about it. It appealed to me at first because of how random the game really is. Using jetpacks and elephants to escape from rats and other various objects. The gameplay in the "story mode" of the game is good to begin with as the randomness of it makes you want to carry on through the levels to unlock more levels. But it quickly becomes repetitive and when you can no longer escape with a jetpack and your ...
  • Pros: Funny and imaginative
  • Cons: Repetitive
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